A Practical Guide for Building a Simple Pit Latrine

This technical do-it-yourself guide provides step-by-step instruction on building simple pit latrines. It was designed for use at the individual household level to assist families in West Africa who have already decided to build their own latrines.The dialogue in the guide should be enacted by a facilitation team in the form of a skit followed by a debate. Each key step (placing the latrine, digging the pit, making the slab, building the superstructure) should be represented and followed by a discussion with the public, with responses and comments being provided for each step.

CAVANNA, S. DEBUS, J.-P. NIKIEMA, L.Z.P. (2011): A Practical Guide for Building a Simple Pit Latrine. West Africa Cluster: Global Water Initiative (GWI) URL [Accessed: 12.12.2011]